An indirect or suggestive remark, usually a disparagement of someone.
An untrue statement that harms the reputation of someone else’s business or product.
The utterance of a false statement that harms the reputation of another. Although most state laws require that a defamatory statement be made with knowledge of its falsehood, in some jurisdictions a cause of action exists for negligent defamation. Libel (involving a written false statement, including statements transmitted on the Internet) and slander (spoken, as opposed to written, false statements), are both forms of defamation.
(Informal) Cost; price:
The malicious denunciation or slandering of another person, especially as part of an effort to ruin the reputation of a public figure.
The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
a petty disparagement
Something meant to deceive or mistakenly accepted as true:
A false and malicious statement meant to hurt someone's reputation
Excessive, untrue, or insincere praise; exaggerated compliment or attention
The legally indefensible publication or broadcast of words or images that are degrading to a person or injurious to his or her reputation.
Ridicule is defined as what is said to make others joke about or laugh at someone.
The utterance in the presence of another person of a false statement or statements, damaging to a third person's character or reputation: usually distinguished from libel, which is written
(Archaic) A reason or basis for praise
Excessive flattery or admiration.
The sense of wonder, delight, and pleased approval inspired by anything fine, skillful, beautiful, etc.
An instance of disparaging or belittlement.
A damaging or disparaging remark; slander; innuendo
A display; a manifestation:
An impromptu or extralegal system of justice substituted for established judicial procedure:
Find another word for detraction. In this page you can discover 34 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for detraction, like: derogation, innuendo, disparagement, defamation, backbiting, damage, character assassination, attack, petty criticism, reprehension and covetousness.